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Thursday, 25 September 2014
Page: 7243


Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (20:03): I would say on behalf of those I cited before who put that submission—and Senator Xenophon just cited—that they raised the question about whether SIOs can be declared retrospectively. I do not think it is something that we have canvassed in the debate thus far. Senator Brandis, I wonder whether you could clarify whether that is possible under the operation of the act.